Important Notices

ASCIA Allergy Action Plans

All students identified suffering from hay fever symptoms should have a current ASCIA Allergy Reaction Action Plan on file. Please check your son’s medical file via community medical portal for updating.

Hay fever symptoms vary in severity, and your symptoms may be worse some years than others. They may also start at different times of the year depending on which allergens you are allergic to. For example, your symptoms may occur in a particular season in response to grass, weed or tree pollens, or persist all year in response to house dust or animal hair. The symptoms of hay fever include:

  • frequent sneezing
  • runny or blocked nose
  • itchy, red or watery eyes (also known as ‘allergic conjunctivitis’)
  • an itchy throat, roof of mouth, nose or ears
  • a postnasal drip (mucus dripping down the back of the throat)
  • cough
  • swollen, blue-coloured skin under the eyes (allergic shiners)
  • fatigue.

Less commonly, you may experience:

  • the loss of your sense of smell
  • facial pain (caused by blocked sinuses)
  • sweats
  • headaches
  • congested nose
  • snoring.

Some of the symptoms of hay fever may be similar to those caused by infections such as a cold or the flu, but allergy symptoms tend to persist unless they are treated properly.

The correct treatments can be effective in reducing your symptoms. You should seek advice from your doctor or a pharmacist about which medicines (antihistamines) or treatments will relieve your particular symptoms based on their severity. The Health Centre at Tiverton and Kinnoull have a limited supply of medications to be used for emergency purposes. If your son requires antihistamine please administer at home on a regular basis as the College will no longer be supplying antihistamines for students for generalised hay fever symptoms.

Please direct any enquiries to Ms Kylie Upton at the Health Centre on 9508 2144.

Ms Lisa Harkin
Deputy Principal — Students

The Memory Case — Year 7 and 8 Production with Sacre Coeur

De La Salle College and Sacré Cœur proudly present The Memory Case — an original production of one man’s unique life. Tickets are $10 each and can be booked through All proceeds to go to Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office.

Two performances only — Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November, at 7:30pm in the De La Salle Performing Arts Centre (PAC).

Mrs Mary Finn
Drama Teacher

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Weekends

Invest in your most precious asset… Your Marriage! You are invited to forget life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values but couples of all faiths are welcome.

2017 Melbourne weekend dates: 17 — 19 November, 2017, 7:00pm Friday to 5:00pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

For further information and bookings visit the website:, phone Andre and Maria 0411 225 992 or email:

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